Sky Macklay's MEGA-ORGAN

  • Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square South New York, NY, 10012 United States

Improvisers Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Peter Evans (trumpet), Amirtha Kidambi (voice), and Travis Laplante (sax) play with Sky Macklay's installation MEGA-ORGAN in an evening of unpredictable sonic splendor! These world-renouned players will each play a solo with MEGA-ORGAN and wil end with a group improv.

FREE!

Doors at 7:00
Free dinner at 7:15
Music at 8:00

Part of Judson Memorial Church's Bailout series http://classic.judson.org/bailouttheater

MEGA-ORGAN: The Interactive Improvisation Space is an installation of inflatable harmonica-playing sculptures located in the loft of Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village. MEGA-ORGAN will transform the loft of Judson Memorial Church into an ensconcing, living, breathing instrument. Judson has a pipe organ that sadly no longer functions. MEGA-ORGAN will resonify the organ using inflatable sculptures built from flexible plastic and flowing from the organ pipes and walls. The sculptures will have dozens of harmonicas affixed inside their air-escape points. High-power fans will animate the sculptures and excite the reeds, creating rich, organ-like, droney walls of sound. The fans will be controlled by a combination of motion sensors that react when viewers/listeners enter the space. 

Sponsored by New Music USA https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/mega-organ-the-interactive-improvisation-space/ 

Please also visit MEGA-ORGAN during open gallery hours March 26th-April 5th! https://www.facebook.com/events/1274190912646565/